Cool It – Dressing for Fall & Winter.

Primer for men on dressing for colder months. Topics include color palette choice and textures.


I’ve Gone Cardigan, and I’m Not Going Back.

I’ve finally taken the plunge and purchased my first (and second) cardigan. Sort of an odd thing to celebrate, but, hear me out. I know I’m not exactly blazing a style trail here, but I can’t believe it took me so long to pull the trigger. With the new modern fit of cardigans, it has…Read the Rest


Chinos, I’m Quitting You.

My February Resolution? I’m done with chinos. I’ve said it before, but this time I mean it. I’m going to stop trying to make them look cool, and stop forcing myself into believing I can make them work. It’s just too hard. I made the decision this morning as I was browsing through M+O’s new…Read the Rest


Outerwear Sales: Banana Republic & M+O.

Two new sales on outerwear from Banana Republic and Martin+OSA that I thought you should be made aware of. It’s getting colder out there (if it isn’t already butt-freezing where you’re at), so take advantage if you can. First up, Banana Republic. They’ve sort of fallen out of favor with me, because I’ve seen a…Read the Rest


Steal This Look.

A button down under a sweater is one of my favorite looks for fall. Done right, it looks clean and put together, yet not overly preppy. The layering allows you to combine different colors, textures, and patterns to put together a very unique outfit. The key is of course in the individual pieces, and how…Read the Rest


Wrap It Up – Scarves.

I’ve an odd confession: it’s only been in recent years that I’ve become acquainted with the scarf. Being from the South, it isn’t so much a cold weather necessity. Plus, I used to think that scarves were too effeminate, since I only saw women pull off the look successfully. But, after a little bit of…Read the Rest


Fall Jackets + Sale.

Now that the weather in the South has finally turned towards Fall, it’s time to gear up for the best season(s) for guys to dress: Fall & Winter. The key, as mentioned before, is layering. Now that we don’t have to worry about pit sweat (yum) when we put on something more substantial than a…Read the Rest


Martin+OSA Coupon.

Everybody loves a good deal, and M+O is offering a pretty solid coupon right now: take $20 off a purchase of $75. Not too shabby. Click on this link to download the coupon. PG recently reviewed their fall boots, so if you were waiting to pull the trigger on some cool new shoes, here’s your…Read the Rest


Pick-a-Outfit: JCrew Part II.

For the second outfit in this series, I’ve focused on something slightly more trendy than yesterday’s ensemble. The corresponding outfit from Banana was a simple pair of clean jeans and a button down shirt. We’ll go with something along the same lines, but throw in a tie, just to show you more ways to spruce…Read the Rest


Pick-a-Outfit: JCrew Edition Part I.

Last week I targeted Banana Republic for my outfit selections, so this week I’m moving on to the next mass market retailer: JCrew. The problem that I foresee with a JCrew-centric outfit is whittling down the myriad of possibilities (I’m a very big fan of their stuff). I don’t think any other mass market store…Read the Rest


Pick-a-Outfit: BR Part II.

*Note: I’m not sure if this got published, because of the aforementioned deleting of the posts (dumb). If so, sorry for the reposting. Last time I chose an outfit for a casual bar/lounge, where the motivation was to look effortlessly cool. Now we’ll ratchet up the trendiness factor just a tad. The outfit below was…Read the Rest


Pick-a-Outfit: BR Edition.

*Note: sorry for the repost; I somehow managed to delete the two most recent posts. An on-going series for PR will be a virtual version of PR’s personalized services. I’ll put together outfits for different occasions, all from the same store (I’m making it easy for you). I’ll work within a budget of about $250.…Read the Rest


Pull It Off: Sport Coat & Jeans.

As Fall approaches (ever so slooooowly for us Texans), it’s time to look forward to the beginning of the most fun time for men’s style. Why? Because guys sweat, which means the amount of clothes that we can wear, and not melt, is exceedingly small. Whereas, once the temperature begins to drop slightly, we can…Read the Rest


Overdone: Jean Pocket Edition.

Just say no to overly elaborate jean pockets for men.


Gap Denim Sale.

A highlight of the better offerings from Gap’s denim sale.


Know Your Undershirt.

A little secret guys: your undershirt is important. This ranks as one of the most common complaints by women about a guy’s attire. I know you may be saying: “Pffft. Chicks are crazy. It’s just an undershirt. Why are they complaining?” And the simple answer is: because you can see it. Your undershirt should only…Read the Rest


Punch Up Your Shirts.

You know how a shirt should fit. Now, PG will gradually be about adding a bit more modern style into your wardrobe. So, here are a few shirt ideas based on what is stylish now. The easiest way is to stray from solids. That doesn’t mean that solids aren’t modern or that you shouldn’t wear…Read the Rest


Fit Lesson 4: Shorts.

I omitted shorts from my fit guide on pants, but that isn’t because they are unimportant, or that guys wear them correctly, it’s because they belong in a class all to themselves. Just like shoes, guys typically don’t put that much thought into a pair of shorts. They check to make sure they fit in…Read the Rest


Fit Lesson 2: Pants.

I’m consistently amazed as to how often guys neglect to wear pants that fit them properly. Ill-fitting pants may even beat out ugly shoes as the most common mistake made by guys. I’m curious as to if this is because most guys don’t own a full-length mirror and rely upon their bathroom mirror that only…Read the Rest


Fit Lesson 1: Shirts.

For Lesson 1 I’m going to borrow an image from the most recent Johnston & Murphy catalog to help punctuate my point about how a shirt should fit (for now, ignore the ugliness of the shirt). Now, this isn’t me bashing J&M. I actually think some of their shoes are fantastic. But, their clothing line…Read the Rest